For Piecework, the fifth exhibition in the PERICLO series, James Ackerley presented an installation as a twisted yet refined paradigm of his studio. Ackerley’s meticulous process-led practice came to the fore in this enlightening display-cum-physical catalogue. His recent work had put a strong emphasis on the studio as a place of making, taking-apart and reassembling.
Using a narrow palette of inexpensive, malleable materials, Ackerley makes small scale object-based works as a method of exploring the fundamental principles of art making and studio-practice, whilst also drawing elements from design and architecture.
The exhibition timeline was separated into three increments, On - Off - On, reflecting the very modular and incomplete nature of Ackerley’s work.